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Badminton is a ball across the net, using long-handled racket hit flat mesh side bar by a circle of feathers, cork hemisphere-shaped indoor sports. Based on the number of participants can be divided into singles and doubles. Compared to the similar nature of tennis, badminton players of the physical requirements of the not very high, but more meticulous and endurance, very suitable for Asian development. Since 1992, badminton become an Olympic Games.
British Journal of Ophthalmology, 1987, 71, 746-747 Serious eye injury in badminton players S P KELLY From the Department of Ophthalmology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE] 5WW SUMMARY Serious eye injury can occur in badminton players and may become more frequent. The causes and nature of such injuries in this sport in six patients are discussed. All were playing competitive doubles matches. Penetrating eye injury due to a shattered glass spectacle lens occurred. Players should be advised not to wear spectacles with glass lenses. Ocular protection in this sport is desirable, and the forward player should hold the racket in front of the face. The ophthalmologist's role in reporting the hazards servatively. All were experienced players, playing to the eye in various sports is increasingly important.' doubles at a competitive level. Only case 1 wore Ocular injuries in ice hockey and squash have spectacles. All had at least 6/6 Snellen corrected generated a considerable literature and preventive vision in the uninvolved eye. measures have been advised in those games." Eye injuries in badminton have been reported by Table 1 Clinical details ofpatients Chandran in Malaysia,"7 with a peak during the 1970 Thomas Cup. Blonstein,8 who has been associated Most Case Age,sex Eye Injury recent VA with squash and badminton sports medicine since 1946, reported that 'on the whole serious eye injuries 1 35 M L Corneoscleral perforation, uveal 6/9 are extremely rare in badminton'. prolapse, glass intraocular FB 2 61 F L Hyphaema, sphincter pupillae tear 6/9 Six serious eye injuries from badminton play are 3 20 F R Retinal dialysis and detachment 6/9 reported here in the hope of encouraging better 4 16 M R Hyphaema, choroidal rupture CF ocular protection in this popular sport. involving macula 5 30 M R Angle recession glaucoma, LP vitreous haemorrhage Subjects and methods 6 56 M R Hyphaema, angle recession 6/9 glaucoma, optic atrophy Six patients with eye injuries from playing badminton were examined by the author at the Leicester Royal FB=foreign body. CF=counting fingers at 0-3 m. LP=perception Infirmary. All were local amateur players. One other of light only. patient, who sustained aninjury in India from a Table 2 Sports injury details shuttlecock causing retinal detachment, is not included, though he was treated in this hospital. Four No ofyears playing patients sustained their injuries in 1985 and were seen Case Injury badminton in the acute phase. Case 3 sustained injury in 1982, 1 Partner's racket broke player's glass 30 case 6 in 1979; both stilLrequire outpatient treatment. spectacles 2 Hit by opponent's shuttlecock, smash 40 Results stroke at net 3 Hit by opponent's shuttlecock, smash 6 stroke at net Table 1 gives the age, sex, nature of ocular injury, 4 Hit by opponent's shuttlecock, smash 5 and most recent visual acuity. Table 2 records the stroke at net details of play when injury occurred. Three patients 5 Hit by partner's shuttlecock, smash 12 needed surgery; the others have been treated con- stroke while turning to face him 6 Hit by opponent's shuttlecock, smash 20 stroke at net Correspondence to Mr S P Kelly, FRCSEd, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WH. All players were playing competitive doubles matches. 746 Serious eye injury in badminton players 747 Discussion ratio, it is probable that more cases of serious eye injury will occur in this sport. This small cluster of six Badminton results in few injuries, mostly minor, such serious eye injuries in this hospital from badminton as cramps, blisters, and sprains.9 Only 6% of all may signify a trend if players continue to play without injuries are due to the shuttlecock and 7% to the protecting their eyes. racket.9 These rarer direct injuries are often to the Vinger recommends that all racket players wear eye and may be severe, as shown in this series. eye protection and describes the appropriate pro- Serious ocular injury is recognised in ice hockey,2 ducts available.' Uniocular players should be especi- squash rackets," tennis," and golf," but no previous ally mindful of this advice. In addition, prescribers of report of perforating eye injury in badminton was spectacles should advise badminton players to wear found in the literature. Badminton is a very popular toughened plastic lenses in sturdy spectacle frames. sport and often played in schools. The vision in case A shattered glass spectacle lens in sport causing 4, a schoolboy aged 16, is permanently and severely serious eye injury may have possible medicolegal reduced. implications to the spectacle prescriber as well as None of these players wore eye protection. Case 1, being a preventable cause of blindness. who was wearing spectacles with glass lenses, was under the false impression that they provided some players. I thankwith consultants at advice given to me by badminton I acknowledge the gratitude the the Leicester Royal Infirmary for protection. Had he been wearing toughened, plastic allowing me to report on patients under their care. lenses when hit he might have been spared such References serious injury. Four patients were injured while close to the net by a shuttlecock from the opponent's smash 1 Vinger PF. The eye and sports medicine. In: Duane TD, Jaeger hit. This type of injury also occurs in tennis players EA, eds. Clinical opthalmology. Philadelphia: Harper and Row, 1985; 5: Ch.45: 1-51. who 'rush the net'."' Badminton players and coaches 2 Pashby TJ, Pashby RC, Chisholm LDJ. Eye injuries in Canadian should be aware of this risk in aggressive doubles hockey. Can Med Assoc J 1978; 118: 298-305. competitions. The forward player should hold the 3 Ingram DV, Lewkonia I. Ocular hazards of playing squash racket in front of the face while awaiting the return rackets. Br J Ophthalmol 1973; 57: 663-6. 4 Barrell GV, Cooper PL, Elkington AR, MacFadyen JM, Powell stroke, particularly if a high lob has been delivered, RG, Tormey P. Squash ball to eye ball: the likelihood of squash when a smash return is probable. Eye and facial players incurring an eye injury. Br MedJ 1981; 283: 893-5. injuries from the shuttlecock may thus be prevented. 5 Bankes KJL. Squash rackets; a survey of eye injuries in England. Ocular injury rates requiring outpatient treatment Br Med J 1985; 291: 1539. Chandran hazards in the Southampton study from shuttlecocks were in 6 OphthalmolS. Ocular757-60. of playing badminton. Br J 1974; 58: fact higher than the squash ball injury rates. Severer 7 Chandran S. Hyphema and badminton injuries. MedJ Malaysia injuries requiring inpatient treatment occurred there 1972; 26: 207-10. more often from squash.4 Badminton players can 8 Blonstein JL. Eye injuries in sport: with particular reference to now achieve greater shuttlecock velocities by using 9 squash racketsPaupbadminton. Practitioner 1975; 215: 208-9. J Hensley LD, and DC. A survey of badminton injuries. Br steel framed rackets with carbon fibre shafts than Sports Med 1979; 13: 156-60. previously possible with the older wooden rackets 10 Seelanfruend MH, Freilich DB. Rushing the net and retinal according to a former badminton coach (Warner J, detachment. JAMA 1976; 235: 2723-5. personal communication). Given these advances in 11 Millar CT. Golfing eye injuries. Am J Ophthalmol 1967; 64: 741. racket technology and a higher outpatient injury Acceptedfor publication 31 October 1986.
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